St. Narsai Assyrian Christian College, established in 2006, is a year 7 – 12 co-educational Christian independent College of the Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East.
St. Narsai Assyrian Christian College is considered a unique educational institutions in many aspects. It is the first Assyrian College to be established in the Western World and came into existence as a fulfilment of His Beatitude, Archbishop Mar Meelis Zaia’s dream.
Only a short time after he was appointed Bishop of Australia and New Zealand, His Beatitude identified the need for members of the Australian Assyrian Community to preserve their Assyrian faith, language and culture. He believed that one way for the community to grow in these areas, was to establish independent Assyrian Schools that would cater for the unique needs of all Assyrians in Australia.
The dream of building an Assyrian school came to fruition when St. Hurmizd Assyrian Primary School was established in 2002.
His Beatitude’s vision did not stop there. He also envisaged the development of a secondary education institution. This became a reality with the establishment of St. Narsai Christian College in 2006.
With the achievement of establishing our College to provide a continuum of quality education for students of our sister school, St Hurmizd Assyrian Primary School and students from the wider community, our Archbishop has created history, and will be remembered and supported for his achievements by Assyrians around the globe for generations to come.
Members of our Assyrian community in Australia should be proud of these achievements and thankful that future generations of Assyrians living in Australia will have the opportunity to learn about their faith, language and culture.